RationalWiki talk:What is going on at Citizendium?

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Somebody add this (Pulido had too many)[edit]

[[1]] — Unsigned, by: Burndall / talk / contribs 12:28, 14 November 2013 (UTC)


This is pretty big news. Larry's back working on yet another online encyclopedia. I wasn't expecting this at all.

Does anyone know what the point of this one is going to be? I see it's going to be run on a blockchin, but why? What does putting it on a blockchain give you? (talk) 12:14, 7 December 2017 (UTC)

Page views? Active users? That's all I have in the way of theories for this thing. GrammarCommie (talk) 12:25, 7 December 2017 (UTC)
As a wise person on IRC once told me: "rule 0 of data structures: no you don't need a blockchain" —Kazitor, pending 01:22, 2 January 2018 (UTC)
See also: Conservapedia:In the media#October 2017t 11:40, 8 January 2018 (UTC)

Why do we still have this?[edit]

Already says in the heading. —Fake News™ (talk/stalk) 19:47, 7 December 2017 (UTC)

WIGO:CZ approves committee[edit]

Not much has happened last month on Citizendium, but despite that, somehow, RationalWiki has had 11 (eleven) WIGO entries about them during the month of December. And worse, one of the entries was just some silly HTML 404 joke. Clearly the time has come to establish a WIGO:CZ approves committee.

This committee will be made up of 5 (five) members, at least two of which do not edit either WIGO:CZ, or its talk page; the RationalWiki article on Citizendium, or it’s talk page; or Citizendium itself. This is to ensure neutrality or something.

Any new WIGO for Citizendium will be submitted to the Committee. If the Committee approves (majority vote), the WIGO will be placed on the WIGO:CZ page by the committee char person (User:David Gerard). David Gerard will be the WIGO:CZ approvals committee chairperson because of reasons.

The WIGO:CZ Committee will select at least one WIGO (not necessarily CZ) for consideration and render its vote every two weeks.

The WIGO:CZ committee, will also review all previous WIGO entities to get rid of that non funny 404 joke.

Needs fleshing out of details. You know; the important stuff I can’t be bothered with. If successful on CZ, the other WIGO pages might have their own approvals committee! Just think, The Bar: approvals committee. I can’t wait. (talk) 00:00, 2 January 2018 (UTC)

No, too hopelessly bureaucratic. Besides which, your demands go against the very spirit of using a wiki. Comrade GC (talk) 00:07, 2 January 2018 (UTC)
But see, CZ collapsed due to bureaucracy. Therefore, it's only logical that we outperform them in the rules and regulations department, especially when reporting about them! —Kazitor, pending 01:19, 2 January 2018 (UTC)
No, I say we counter their bloated, inept bureaucracy with megalomaniacal, iron-fisted autocracy! Ergo, I volunteer to fill EVERY position on the WIGO:CZ committee. RoninMacbeth (talk) 01:27, 2 January 2018 (UTC)
A focus team should be established to consider your request. Who's in charge of focus teams around here? Cosmikdebris (talk) 01:35, 2 January 2018 (UTC)
You can't volunteer to fill the spots in an autocracy! You are required to take the available seats in the committee by 7am sharp, UTC. Failure is not an option. Failure to comply will result in involuntary seizure of your assets, and an automatic promotion. Do not fail us. —Kazitor, pending 01:55, 2 January 2018 (UTC)

I wish *we* had random donors with $1,000 to blow[edit]

Idea: We create an alt-med encyclopedia designed to pander to rich crazies (and/or Larry Sanger's ego) and use the money that project generates to fund RationalWiki. Got it? Mʀ. Wʜɪsᴋᴇʀs, Esϙᴜɪʀᴇ (talk/stalk) 13:12, 16 January 2018 (UTC)